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May 30, 2013 - Funny    No Comments

How Do Kids React to Pregnancy

kids and belly
I don’t know how is the best way to give the news to your child, if you have any, but I had encountered two adorable children and they reacted very funny.

My godmother has two kids. The girl is 7 and the boy almost 4. Their names are Ariana and Sebastian. When we first told them I was pregnant and that I have a little baby in my belly, the girl saw her mother touching my belly and she wanted to do it too. The boy saw his sister and followed her. I am pretty sure the mother felt some movement, but I don’t know about the kids because they said they did, but they didn’t hold their hands as long as you should to feel something and I didn’t felt anything in that short period of time.

They though is a perfect spot to play right next to me on the couch and Ariana kicked me with her elbow by accident. It didn’t hurt, but my godmother was upset that she wasn’t being careful with me and made her play somewhere else.

After a month we came to visit again. Actually we met in a mall and we did some shopping together. Both of the kids were happy to see me and the little boy, after greeting me, said in a tiny whisper that he will give birth when he grows up. Sebastian is a sweet boy who likes flowers and Tinkerbell and it was sweet of him to wish to be me, kind of.

Ariana heard him and laughing she said into my ear that boys can’t have babies and Sebastian was funny to say that. Later on I found out that she said to her mother that she is scared of having babies because she doesn’t want to be in pain. Maybe she took my lil’ ones kicking like something painful or maybe she heard us talking about when the baby comes, but we assured her the doctor puts you to sleep and when you wake up you’ll have a baby. She has plenty of time to find out the truth or maybe when her turn comes it will actually be like that.

After that she came very close to me, put her hand on my belly, I pretended I didn’t notice and continued eating my cake, and for a few good seconds she rubbed my belly in such a delicate way that amazed me. My godmother told me that when she was pregnant with her boy, Ariana avoided her and her belly at all cost. It’s weird she saw my pregnancy differently and it was very interesting to see her reactions, and her brother still thinks he will have a baby when he grows, which is cute.

I wonder what they will say when they’ll see me next time.

May 26, 2013 - Feelings    2 Comments

Thirty Weeks Pregnant

Thirty Weeks Pregnant

I’m thirty weeks pregnant and I can’t believe how close I am to hold my little guy in my arms. We received his furniture on Monday and we only build the commode, the thing that I will use as a changing table. It was hard and stressful not having proper expert tools and we had to postpone making the bed because I didn’t want to spoil my husband’s week off that he took to relax.

He was upset that after finishing the furniture he knew where all the imperfection were and he was upset because he wanted to do a better job and frustrated because he though he didn’t make that perfect as he would want it to be for his son. I tried to tell him it was perfect but he didn’t listen, until, few days later, I found out a similar “problem” with the TV furniture in our room, and that was made by professionals with professional tools. I will put some pictures when everything is done.

I bet now he can’t wait to finish the bed too, because I know I can’t wait to see it done. We won’t have a perfect kids room like Americans do, with blue paint and just baby furniture and baby stuff in the room, but my baby will at least have his blue bed in an outdated room, that my mother in law doesn’t let me change.

We dream of having our place and everyone to have his own room and a living room for all of us to chill, because right now we feel we live with the “owner” (mother in law) and we pay rent and we are not allowed to make changes except if the “owner” agrees with it, which she usually doesn’t. Till then I have to be happy for my baby’s blue furniture set, no matter where it is, and I really am happy.

I’m also happy I didn’t have any bad cravings this past week. After the pizza I ate in the weekend I felt happy with the usual food I had. Also, I kept myself away from too much sweets, and that makes me happy too.

Tomorrow I’m gonna go take some blood test and urine tests, and probably the glucose test everyone on WhatToExpect site is talking about. Can’t wait to see the results!

Symptoms: Just some headache and backache, acid reflux and frequent trips to the bathroom.

New measurements:
Baby weight: 1320 grams (ours measured 950 grams at 25 weeks)
Baby head to toe: 40 cm

Weight before: 59.3 kg
Weight nineteenth week: 70.9 kg

Bust measurements before: 87 cm
Bust nineteenth week: 97 cm

Waist before: 67 cm
Waist nineteenth week: 94 cm

Hips before: 92 cm
Hips nineteenth week: 97 cm

Butt before: 95 cm
Butt nineteenth week: 105 cm

Bump before: 77 cm
Bump nineteenth week: 103 cm

May 20, 2013 - Feelings    2 Comments

Twenty Nine Weeks Pregnant

Twenty Nine Weeks Pregnant
I don’t know how to say I feel. I’m powerless about my cravings and eating sweets, even tough my doctor recommended to not over do it with sweets. Sometimes I crave something salty and end up eating something sweet instead. I’m eating Jaffa cake at this very moment and not even the guilt can stop me.

The weight gain is bothering me very much, not because is too much but because is too many grams in too short of a time. Beside eating something sweet every day, ice cream is a must because is getting hot here, I ate just one unhealthy meal this week, a pizza which I was craving for about two weeks. After the pizza I felt so relieved and didn’t think about anything unhealthy since. Even the spinach I ate the last couple of days was mouthwatering.

I don’t know what I’m gonna do about my sweet tooth but I will try to keep it down a little. I even stopped eating Jaffa cakes right now.

I need to get well informed about breastfeeding. I’m concerned I won’t be able to do it more than 1-2 months because any of the girls around me, that had babies recently and are about my age couldn’t do it more than 1-2 months. Of course I was afraid I will miscarriage at the beginning because of the same principles, the girls around me always miscarried the first try, but now is a more common problem and I’m afraid I will be the same as others.

I considered myself lucky with this baby, because both me and my husband have 0 positive blood group and I felt the baby sank with me and we got along so well. No nausea, no other bad symptoms, but breastfeeding isn’t about being on the same page with the baby, is about not being stressed when you do it which I will probably manage for about a month when I will be home with my mom, but after I return to my mother in law, anything can happen. Here the stress level is always unpredictable.

We finally have an idea of what our baby is going to be named. When we started we had just one we chose very early because we got used to it so much, and had no idea of what the middle name would be, but after we finished with the list we ended having two options for middle name. So we made a deal to let them sink in and see which one we get used to. It worked the first time, I think we will be sure about the names by the time the baby comes. We like them both and I simply don’t want to flip a coin, we want to make the right choice and not second guessing ourselfs after we choose.

And yesterday the most beautiful thing happen. My husband and I were listening with the stethoscope for a light tapping I feel sometimes very low in my belly. Is rhythmic and seems too fast for hiccups, not that rhythmic that can mean I feel my pulse, and not as fast as my pulse really is. So we were trying to figure it out when my husband starts smiling a wide smile and said: I’m hearing his heartbeat!

NO WAY! He gave me the stethoscope to hear it too but couldn’t hear anything clear, but didn’t want to burst his bubble and didn’t said anything, he took it again, found it again more strongly and give it to me, again. This time it was as clear as a heartbeat and so beautiful I couldn’t stopped smiling. My husband put his ear on my belly and said it was better without the stethoscope, which I envied a little but couldn’t be more happy about our little guy inside.

We counted around 140 beats per minute and he is getting stronger and more accurate when kicking my bladder. I can’t wait to meet him!

Symptoms: Some backaches, some sharp kicking in my bladder, baby doesn’t care where his foot is going, some acid reflux and some cravings.

New measurements:
Baby weight: 1153 grams (ours measured 950 grams at 25 weeks)
Baby head to toe: 38.6 cm

Weight before: 59.3 kg
Weight nineteenth week: 70.6 kg (there goes my cute and pregnant days, not fat and pregnant. I gain like 200 grams per day, and nobody can stop me.)

Bust measurements before: 87 cm
Bust nineteenth week: 98 cm

Waist before: 67 cm
Waist nineteenth week: 94 cm

Hips before: 92 cm
Hips nineteenth week: 97 cm

Butt before: 95 cm
Butt nineteenth week: 103 cm

Bump before: 77 cm
Bump nineteenth week: 101 cm

May 13, 2013 - Feelings, Problems    No Comments

Twenty Eight Weeks Pregnant

Twenty Eight Weeks Pregnant

I started working with my husband for a couple of weeks and its more time consuming than what I did before. But I manage to do all that is needed to be done, like making lunch for both, washing and cleaning, but I’m starting to worry about how I will not have time to do any of this after baby is born, for the first few months at least, because I will be tired and cranky most likely.

I’m worried about what I will eat, and who will cook and clean, or at least do the laundry, because I don’t see my mother in low helping with anything. A few days back she washed a t-shirt my husband wore to paint the room we recently made and he tried wearing the same t-shirt also when he did the baby’s room, and when he wanted to wipe his sweat with the sleeve his face was full of cat hair. Which I don’t want on my baby’s clothes or mine, or my husbands, so she can’t help there.

I thought about buying another washing machine, just a little one, for the baby, but we don’t have room and is too expensive. So I guess I will wash them by hand, as the washing machine is still downstairs, in their bathroom and cats are eating food directly on the washing machine. I once saw fish skin, oily and smelly on the washing machine and the cats didn’t even eat it. It disappeared, eaten or taken, a few hours later, but the smell and the oils where still there, next to an open cat food can and more cat food in trays.

Then is the food issue. I will need to be eating proper meals as I want to breastfeed and it will be hard to eat what she is making because I never did like her cooking, she puts too many spices and too little salt. And I could not ask her to make something for us, because she already has to cook special diet for her, another no salt no fat meals for grandma, and it will be cruel to ask her to cook normal, salty and after my recipe meals for me and my husband.

And about cleaning, is hard enough for her to clean her room because of her eyes problem, I HOPE, because she says something is clean when it’s not, and to ask her to do our cleaning it will be useless AND stressful, because even if she will not be doing a good job she will still complain that she did so much and she will be tired to do stuff that WE will probably end up doing instead of her.

On another subject, we managed to paint the baby’s room. We just redid the white with antibacterial paint and we will be cleaning the room today. We called a girl to do the hard job like rubbing and polishing all the paint drops and dust we made. And after she is done we will probably do it again more thorough, because is the baby’s room and we need to be sure everything is good.

And it will be perfect if not for my mother in law old furniture set, which is heavy, and old, and broken, and the wood is chipped in some places, and not all the doors stay perfectly closed, and she has her (dusty) crystal glasses set in the glass cabinet, and plates set for special occasions which we don’t use, and lots of clothes, but the clothes don’t bother me as much as the old and full of dust and bacterial furniture which she constantly reminds us that she bought with her first salary 25 and more years ago.

I just have to wait for my son to grow and smash by accident some things that are not to valuable, to show her she has to put them in a safe place. Because that is what you do with things that you don’t use but are fond off, you put them in safe cases that can hold them safe and dust free.

Then I will probably spill everything I can on the furniture so that I can tell her I’m sorry and I will have to buy her another set. Because that is what we really want, spend our money, not hers, on something new and baby friendly, but she refuses because is HER first furniture she ever bought.

I will probably not be doing all the mean things I said, but it’s more relaxing to say I will and to think them than to think I am doomed.

Symptoms: Baby is putting pressure on my belly sometimes but is manageable, no more cravings, but I still will never refuse a pizza, a few back aches, but less than the weeks before, acid reflux and the bathroom trips.
I still feel ok even if I am in the third trimester. Hopefully I will still feel like this later on.

New measurements:
Baby weight: 1005 grams (ours measured 950 grams at 25 weeks)
Baby head to toe: 37.6 cm

Weight before: 59.3 kg
Weight nineteenth week: 69,1 kg

Bust measurements before: 87 cm
Bust nineteenth week: 98 cm

Waist before: 67 cm
Waist nineteenth week: 91 cm

Hips before: 92 cm
Hips nineteenth week: 97 cm

Butt before: 95 cm
Butt nineteenth week: 103 cm

Bump before: 77 cm
Bump nineteenth week: 100 cm

May 6, 2013 - Feelings, Problems    No Comments

Twenty Seven Weeks Pregnant

Twenty Seven Weeks Pregnant

The last week was tiring because all the preparations that needed to be done for Easter. Somehow I still managed to be left out with the food. After all the spring cleaning was done I only had Thursday night to color the eggs and Friday all day to make a cake that ended up something way different than what I was looking for.

Tort Paste

Then I made something that we traditionally make for Easter, that usually contains lamb meat but my husband likes it more if I use chicken liver and less greens. I can’t eat any because the liver contains too much Vitamin E, if I remember correctly.

Drob ficat pui

I thought I would eat another traditional meal, sarma, that my mother in law brag she would cook for us. She only made 8 little pieces that would only be enough for one meal, 4 each. I will starve or eat french fries the last two days of Easter.

So next year I will take all the week before Easter off so I would cook everything we need and want. I would probably have to do the same with the Christmas dinner as well and don’t rely on anyone else.
Sometimes I feel alone and sad when I know my mom would give an arm and a leg to help me whenever I needed but she is far and has to work and I don’t really want my mother in law and my mom together, too much stress for them both and for me. They get along better speaking only on phone I want to keep it like that.

Symptoms: Just baby stretching my belly in weird positions and some pizza cravings, but I feel I would want pizza even if I wasn’t pregnant, that would be my top choice whenever you ask me, but now I feel I have a reason to eat it every time I want it and say it’s the baby that wants some. I also have the same backaches and the usual trips to the bathroom, the acid reflux is still a pain in the throat, but nothing else I can think of.

New measurements:
Baby weight: 875 grams (ours measured 950 grams at 25 weeks)
Baby head to toe: 36.6 cm

Weight before: 59.3 kg
Weight nineteenth week: 69,2 kg

Bust measurements before: 87 cm
Bust nineteenth week: 97 cm

Waist before: 67 cm
Waist nineteenth week: 89 cm

Hips before: 92 cm
Hips nineteenth week: 96 cm

Butt before: 95 cm
Butt nineteenth week: 103 cm

Bump before: 77 cm
Bump nineteenth week: 100 cm

May 1, 2013 - Feelings    No Comments

Twenty Six Weeks Pregnant

Twenty Six Weeks Pregnant

Although the first day of twenty six weeks has passed I couldn’t find any time to write about the last week. As I was in Bucharest for the weekend and we went to the doctors appointment on Friday, I only had my Ipad with me and was more difficult to write about what happen.

So Friday we saw our little guy at the ultrasound. The doctor said he has a big head, my husband said, after we left the office, that this means it look like me. She also said he has big, full lips and she was wandering who he resembles with. I said Angelina Jolie! I don’t know how a big headed baby with full lips will look like but if it was a girl I sure would love the big lips.

I’m praying that he will not get my bad eye sight or my damaged teeth. He still measured ahead and has almost one kilo. The doctor said the spots on my breast will pass after birth and also the line that rises when I tense my belly, were the middle of my muscles are, will also pass after birth and it is do to lack of exercise in the past.

My husband said that now we HAVE to make a little girl next so that someone will resemble him too. After this little one is born I don’t think that we will care who he looks like more.

Family Picture

Saturday we went to Botanical Garden with some good friends, took some pretty pictures. I can’t loose the feeling I’m fat even if everybody else says different, but it was nice and we ate a good pizza afterwards. We found out that the pizza place my husband used to take me when we started dating has been closed and we were very sad, we used to come there from time to time just for the memories, and for the best pizza I ate in my life. The lady waiter there always knew what pizza we wanted.

We are expecting the Easter holidays this weekend and we have a lot to do. I took the car out for a spin to get used to driving it and we went at a car wash, so at least the car is clean. Tomorrow a lady will come to help me with the cleaning in the bathroom and my old coffee store, so that we can extend our kitchen. I still have a long list that needs to be done, every day till Saturday. Hope I’ll get everything done in time.

Symptoms: I’m starting to walk slower because my feet hurt very fast, I guess I’m not used to having to carry so much weight, and my back is hurting more and more. If I walk like a duck and talk like a duck there is no doubt I’m a pregnant duck. I really can’t think of anything else, except using the bathroom more often, I don’t think I feel other symptoms.

Baby makes all kinds of lumps on my belly bump. And that seems to be the his behind because at the ultrasound we saw his head all the way on my right side where he is also pushing and moving sometimes.

Belly Lump

New measurements:
Baby weight: 760 grams (ours measured 950 grams)
Baby head to toe: 35.6 cm

Weight before: 59.3 kg
Weight nineteenth week: 68,9 kg

Bust measurements before: 87 cm
Bust nineteenth week: 97

Waist before: 67 cm
Waist nineteenth week: 88 cm

Hips before: 92 cm
Hips nineteenth week: 97 cm

Butt before: 95 cm
Butt nineteenth week: 103 cm

Bump before: 77 cm
Bump nineteenth week: 100 cm